Hey man, I just saw your PM. I
ll just post about our meet in here, in case anyone is interested. CPU is not very active in the east at all, but thankfully, that wont be the only option anymore. My former club ( I have to train a my university right now) is hosting a CPF meet on April 21st in Amherst. There will be raw and equipped lifting, as well as tested and non tested divisions. Specialty bars for the squat and deadlift, a metal militia competition bench press, and a monolift ( you can obviously walk out squats if you so choose, though). We want to see everyone do well and enjoy themselves, so you can lift however you want to lift. If you
re into gear ( either kind) thats cool. If not, that`s cool too.
ll be lifting at this meet, too ( raw, junior amateur) and well have lots of trustworthy spotters and loaders, and also handlers if you need any help.
Also, if you`re near the area, I really recommend stopping by to train at the club sometime. Fantastic atmosphere, with more cool powerlifting shit than you can shake a stick at. Check out my log for all the cool toys in there, I cant even begin to list them all.
Don`t be surprised if a meet pops up in Yarmouth sometime, too. This would more likely be CPU. There used to be a lot of powerlifters down there, and I know they still have all of their competition equipment. Plus, they have a new strength training gym opening, so the interest might be renewed.
P.S. If you live in Halifax ( or know of anywhere), I really need a gym recommendation for when I visit the city.
EDIT: I keep thinking of things to add, ugh. I just wanted to mention to that the CPF doesn
t have an annual membership fee like the CPU does or anything. Ive always thought that was a great way to discourage new lifters, especially younger guys like us. I honestly cant afford to pay a 165ish entry fee for a meet ( thats what it would have been for me to lift at provincials last year). Anyway, this is getting ranty. The short version is: my club is hosting this meet in the spring, and we`d love to have you come and lift, if you want to.